The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) can eat a huge portion of your energy bills. Not only does it require a huge amount of power, it is one of the most costly aspects of maintaining a commercial building.
When you keep your building’s HVAC system in great shape, it will be a great investment that can help save costs in the long run. Not only will it reduce your energy bill, it likewise boosts your building’s environmental sustainability and keeps the people inside healthy and comfortable.
Here are the things you need to do regularly to keep a well-maintained HVAC system:
1. Perform Regular Professional Maintenance Checks
Contact a building maintenance company in the UK at least once a year, especially those that specialise in HVAC systems to conduct a tune-up in the building. Have them inspect all equipment and perform repairs or upgrades to make sure your HVAC is running smoothly and efficiently.
2. Replace Your Filters Every Month
This simple yet effective method helps reduce business costs by opening up the airflow and improving indoor air quality, thus helping you avoid lawsuits that could arise from poor maintenance. At best, filters should be changed every month, but do not let three months go without replacing.
3. Seal Off the Air Leaks
A properly trained energy efficiency professional will be able to detect air leakage, where it is coming from and how to close it off properly. The leaks are often in the heating and cooling ducts, and improving insulation can further improve sealing to prevent more leaks.
4. Clean the Air Ducts
Although air ducts remain fairly clean and debris-free, it’s important to have them checked at least every two years to make sure there’s nothing else in there but dust. If you find vermin inside the ducts, it’s time for you to have them cleaned immediately.
A clean and well-maintained HVAC system do not only help provide a healthier environment for your building occupants. It helps save on your energy bill and reduce your commercial operation costs, as well.